You have not identified yourself as an author nor contributing coder so I would think you are a moderator. When you see as many unanswered post going for 4 months, what is does having patients have to do with the fact these post are not answered for a extended time?
It just looks as though the plugin has been abandoned. I maintain if the author is unable to respond or work on bugs, then just mention that so that user's expectations are in place. It is quite understandable that people need breaks or are busy with other things of life.
Unanswered post going from 1 to 4 months helps to depreciate the WordPress community and damages the reputation of the author and their great work.